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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Had a beautiful day at sea. The boat was crowded in the beginning, with limited seats up top. Get... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Jennifer F
via mobile
Great Family Fun

I have never been on a whale watch so I did not know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
North Conway, New Hampshire
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Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful day at sea. The boat was crowded in the beginning, with limited seats up top. Get there early. But once you set off everyone starts moving around. The staff was knowledgeable of the area and sea life. We saw porpoises and several...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have never been on a whale watch so I did not know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a bluebird day with calm seas and we saw a huge pod of dolphins and enjoyed watching them play in the wake...More

Thank CJ S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I cannot recommened this company enough! I've taken all my family members and everyone has been thrilled. This is my 3rd Whale Watch with Cap'n Fish's. We've seen whales AND dolphins on all 3 trips over 3 different years. They never disappoint.

Thank rhopper276
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were in Boothbay Harbor this last weekend. Took Cap'n Fish's Whale watch trip on Sunday afternoon. Our tour was excellent. The eagle eye'd first mate put us right in the middle of a group of feeding whales. At one point everyone on the boat...More

Thank Sgtfloat
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Saw several fin whales, a few grey seals and a blue shark. Audio system was deficient so hearing the persons speaking wasn't always possible

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Summer is a busy time for Boothbay Harbor, and parking is at a premium. We took two cruises on Captain Fish's Cruises this past week, and both were on the boat "Pink Lady" and the same crew. The captain (Taber), was terrific explaining all of...More

Thank wcotterly
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had such a great time on Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch! The crew was great giving information on the landscape, lobster fishing, and local wildlife. We saw so many whales! The capt. was awesome to make sure both sides of the boat had good views!

Thank nilesteresa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Staff was very good at answering questions from both the adults and the children. The ability for the to find the whales was pretty good. I saw several fin whales but unfortunately we didn't get to see any humpback whales :(

Thank jhidey
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A 3 hour cruise out to find whales at their feeding ground was fun. It sounded like parking was included, but it is $20, so get there early and find a spot somewhere else. I found a free spot for 4 hours. Cruising out of...More

Thank setcarp
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Trip was awesome. Lots of whales. Captain and crew worked hard to keep us on the whales and as close as possible. This is a must do.

Thank dhall0212
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i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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for the 3-hour whale watching tour, adults = $54. Kids 6-14 = $32. kids under 5yo = $19. Dogs = $22. We parked in the Parking lot of the Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, at 11 Howard Street, about 1.5 blocks from the departure... More